Feb 26, 2024
AM 253 - Deaf Culture
This course is designed to introduce students to the American Deaf Culture and definitions of culturally linked terms and philosophies.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe the concept of culture from an Anthropological perspective.
- Describe the evolution of Deaf people during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Differentiate and describe the varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds of Deaf people.
- Compare the differences between the pathological and cultural perspectives of Deaf people.
- Identify and explain the various individuals that comprise the Deaf culture and D/deaf community groups.
- Explain how ASL fits into the family of human langugages and be able to describe its linguistic framework and its value to the Deaf community.
- Compare the values and behaviors of the Deaf culture with other cultures.
- Compare how language acquisition differs between Deaf and hearing people.
- Describe how cultural conflicts affect the Deaf person’s life experiences.
- Analyze and explain how a Deaf person’s experience with the educational, medical, legal and social service systems affects them.
- Identify Deaf cultural values and how they have shaped technology and communication.
- Identify how Deaf culture manifests itself in the arts.
Corequisite: AM 147 or Instructor approval
Graded: Letter Grade
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